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Release Date:
2 August 1977 (Denmark) See more »
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Plot:
An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"It is all true." See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George C. Scott ... Thomas Hudson

David Hemmings ... Eddy

Gilbert Roland ... Captain Ralph

Hart Bochner ... Tom

Susan Tyrrell ... Lil
Richard Evans ... Willy

Claire Bloom ... Audrey
Julius Harris ... Joseph

Brad Savage ... Andrew
Michael-James Wixted ... David
Hildy Brooks ... Helga Ziegner
Jessica Rains ... Andrea
Walter Friedel ... Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin ... Constable
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Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Hemingway  story
Denne Bart Petitclerc 

Produced by
Peter Bart .... producer
Max Palevsky .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
William J. Creber 
 
Art Direction by
John Dapper 
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)
 
Art Department
Donald L. Nobles .... construction coordinator (as Don Nobles)
Ernie Sawyers .... property master
 
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects assistant
Alex Weldon .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
John Murray .... key grip
Gene Stout .... gaffer
 
Music Department
June Edgerton .... music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Boys" - USA (segment title)
"The Island" - USA (segment title)
"The Journey" - USA (segment title)
"The Woman" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2005) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
When Ernest Hemingway's source novel was published for the first time in 1970, the book became one of the mostly hotly sought after literary properties in Hollywood.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the boat is slowly cruising up the river in Cuba looking for refugees, a crew member's hand can be seen moving tree branches away from the camera.See more »
Quotes:
Thomas Hudson:It's alright, Davey. It's alright.See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
"It is all true.", 14 January 2007
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Islands in the Stream, Hemingway's posthumously published exercise in romanticised self-loathing about an ageing artist in self-imposed exile in the Bahamas in WW2 coming to terms with his failure as a husband and father and trying to make amends, reunited many of the key talents from Patton – director Franklin J. Schaffner, composer Jerry Goldsmith, cinematographer Fred Koenekamp and star George C. Scott – to almost universal audience indifference, but it's a surprisingly solid and engrossing film that gradually works its way under your skin. The kind of personal project that somehow usually heralds the end of a director's major works and the beginning of his descent into lucrative journeyman work when it fails to find an audience, it does build up a surprising degree of emotional power in the last third. Scott reins it in to good effect here: the scene where he realises the true reason for his ex-wife's visit overcomes the atrocious writing to deliver real suppressed emotional power, while his scene on the beach with Julius Harris where he knows he needs to move on but cannot bring himself to do it is genuinely touching. Aided by a well-cast David Hemmings as his rummy mate and a superb score by Jerry Goldsmith (the composer's favourite) that builds on the sea theme from Papillon and works much better on screen than on CD, it's well worth checking out, although be warned that in the marlin fishing sequence there is one bit of back projection so staggeringly bad you cannot understand why it was allowed to remain in the picture!

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